Appreciation in the Work Place

Written by Susan Silva, Editor -

Appreciation? How important is it? Do we show or receive appropriate amounts of appreciation? Day after day we go to work, put forth our best effort, and don't expect much for an honest day's work. How doesrepparttar day totally change when you get that unexpected thank you? If you are like me, it can make a huge difference and make allrepparttar 150416 work that much more fulfilling. Being appreciated makes me worker harder, raises my self-esteem to new heights, and makesrepparttar 150417 job I am performing that much more enjoyable.

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary: Main Entry: ap•pre•ci•ate Function: verb 1 a : to grasprepparttar 150418 nature, worth, quality, or significance of difference between right and wrong> b : to value or admire highly c : to judge with heightened perception or understanding : be fully aware of d : to recognize with gratitude 2 : to increaserepparttar 150420 value of intransitive senses : to increase in number or value

Think for a second and consider how much effort it takes to show appreciation to others. If two simple words such as, "Thank You" can changerepparttar 150421 outlook of someone's day, aren't they worth saying? Those few quick seconds it takes to show your appreciation for a job well done can really makerepparttar 150422 difference in someone's day.

Juggling Your Way Into Balance - Part 1 - Where We've Been

Written by Karin Syren

Copyright 2005 So-lu'shunz Management Services

Let's take a brief look atrepparttar journey of American women throughrepparttar 150361 last 100 years. Throughout this period, we have proved ourselves to be resilient and flexible, persistent and determined, dedicated, diverse, courageous, and perennially undiscouraged.

The 20th century brought with it a wave of altered roles for women, resulting in changed and expanded obligations, through which we consistently proved our resilient responses to an inconstant world. During WWI andrepparttar 150362 Great Depression, American women fought onrepparttar 150363 home front, rearing children alone and fashioning family life on a shoestring, often working long hours outsiderepparttar 150364 home as well.

Inrepparttar 150365 40's, our mothers and grandmothers mobilizedrepparttar 150366 war machine, taking up welding bonnets and riveting guns and tending victory gardens by moonlight. We have been historically dedicated to our homes, our families and our country. Whenrepparttar 150367 boys returned as men, we gracefully stepped into wifely roles once more.

As housewives and mothers duringrepparttar 150368 prosperous 50's, we shapedrepparttar 150369 culture ofrepparttar 150370 decade, finding outlets for our creativity and energies, while our husbands worked long hours bringingrepparttar 150371 new wave of prosperity to our doorsteps. We are historically flexible.

Inrepparttar 150372 60's we stepped out and tested our independence. We opted for higher education, started moving toward financial independence as never before, burned our bras, stuck flowers in our hair and spoke out for peace and protested inequality, as our grandmothers had before us. We are historically determined and persistent.

The 70's, 80's and 90's found us continuing to assume roles inrepparttar 150373 thick of things, making our mark on history inrepparttar 150374 latter part of a century marked by political and social upheaval. Women permeated society's key functions at all levels, accounting for 10 Nobel prizes inrepparttar 150375 last 20 years. We've pioneered in every field from science to literature, from music to medicine, from politics to business, from hundreds of feet below sea level to hundreds of miles aboverepparttar 150376 earth's surface.

We've taught, evangelized, performed, healed, designed, discovered, invented, adjudicated, and administered. We've made policy, money, decisions, love, and babies. We've done practically everything men have, and made less money doing it, yet we are undiscouraged. But we are women first, last and always.

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